Parish Readers commissioned for Mid Belfast Rural Deanery

Wednesday September 20th 2023

Front row: Gillian Nicholl, Jacqueline Carrigan, Penny Purdy, and Frank Dillon, who were commissioned as Parish Readers in St Matthew’s. Back row: The Rev Don Gamble, the Rev Adrian Bell, the Rev Canon Jim Carson and the Rev Tracey McRoberts MBE.

At a service held in St Matthew’s Parish Church, Shankill, on Sunday September 17, four new Parish Readers were commissioned for the Rural Deanery of Mid Belfast.

They are: Jacqueline Carrigan, for Matthew’s; Frank Dillon for Belfast St Stephen’s, St Luke’s and St Michael’s; Gillian Spencer Nicholl for St Mark’s, Ballysillan; and Penny Purdy for the Parish of Immanuel.

The service was broadcast live on the St Matthew’s Facebook page, and this is still available to watch.

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